Kwanzaa is Coming!
Discover a perfect way to celebrate the African heritage with Kwanzaa! This famous holiday was founded in 1965 by graduate student Maulana Karenga. He believed that the African American people needed an annual holiday to celebrate their differences, so that they could grow strong as a whole, strengthen their collective self-concepts as a people, honor their past, critically evaluate their present, and commit themselves to a fuller, more productive future. Kwanzaa literally means “first fruits of the harvest” in the African language Kiswahili. This holiday is a time when Africans and African Americans can get together to give thanks, and to enjoy the blessings of living and acting together as a family. The celebration starts on December 26th and continues through January 1st. We have all the how-to's, the history, and the fun ways to celebrate Kwanzaa on the Africa Imports web site. Click Here to find out all you need to know about Kwanzaa! You can also find a selection of African Kwanzaa and Christmas accessories by Clicking Here.